reoccuring kernel panic after update.

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Mar 14 07:24:40 UTC 2007

Catsquotl wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen schreef:
>> Catsquotl wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I`ve reinstalled Ubuntu edgy 3 times now.
>>> twice from the "normal" distro and once from the alternate cd.
>>> every time i do the standard update packages. I can`t boot.
>>> The boot process ends in a kernel panic.
>>> [0] kernel panic. not syncing trying to kill init.
>>> just before that there is enough hex code to fill my screen. so i can`t 
>>> read anything that might be useful as to why the kernel is panicking.
>>> Even the former kernel will give this error after the upgrade so my 
>>> guess is. some file is changed that is needed at boottime.
>>> How can i figure out witch file that is..
>>> Also is it possible to somehow scroll through the messages left on 
>>> screen at boottime? Maybe a boot option i haven`t found yet?
>>> I don`t see an obvious panic.log in /var/log....
>> Try running dmesg
>> Matthew Flaschen
> I`m fairly new to linux..
> But dmesg is run from console or terminal right...
> As the kernel panics at boot time i don`t see how i can run dmesg...
> If  I run the recovery mode from the cd. won`t dmesg give me the log`s 
> created at the recovery boot...
> or does it show the previous boot time kernel panic also.

You could chroot into the system from a recovery CD, then dmesg would
probably work; I wouldn't recommend this, though.  Have you tried
installing Dapper?

Matthew Flaschen

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